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Environmental Groups in Alabama

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Alabama-Mississippi Section of the American Water Works Association
334-538-4706
Mission: AWWA offers these links because they interest the drinking water community.
The Association does not endorse any opinion, report, product or service described in them.

Alabama Coastal Foundation
251-990-6002
Mission: Improving and protecting Alabama’s coastal environment.

Alabama Audubon
205-719-3678
Our mission is to promote conservation and a greater knowledge of birds, their habitats, and the natural world.

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Izaak Walton League of America – Birmingham Chapter
Birmigham
205-967-6824
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Sierra Club – Alabama Chapter-Cahaba Group
Birmingham
202-547-1141
Mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives

The Nature Conservancy in Alabama
Birmingham
205-251-1155
Mission: From rare and endangered plants and animals to prairies, forests and the Gulf coast, The Nature Conservancy is working to protect Alabama for people and nature. When you donate today, you’ll help ensure a future in which people and nature can thrive.

Sierra Club – Coosa Valley
Birmingham
256-459-8177
Mission: Alabama Sierra Club’s 3000 members have helped fight for clean water, for Forever Wild and to make Alabama a cleaner, safer place for all of us.  We’ve forged alliances with other environmental groups across the state and region. We’ve provided funds to reach school children and create political action to protect Alabama’s wilderness. And we lead hikes, both to educate the general public on the many things Alabama  has to offer and to simply get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Black Warrior Riverkeeper
Birmingham
205-458-0095
Mission: Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries. The organization uses a watershed approach to ensure clean water, a healthy aquatic environment, and the recreational and aesthetic values of the river.

Cahaba Riverkeeper
Birmingham
205-967-2600
Mission: The mission of the Cahaba Riverkeeper is to defend the ecological integrity of the Cahaba, its tributaries and watershed and to ensure clean water, a healthy aquatic environment, and the recreational and aesthetic values of the river. The Cahaba watershed is monitored to identify violations of clean water legislation. If notification to the violator and appropriate authorities fails to produce action, remedial and legal action is pursued to protect this unique natural resource and drinking water supply.

Waterkeepers Alabama
Birmingham
205-981-6565

The Climate Reality Project: Birmingham, AL Chapter
Birmingham
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Coosa Riverkeeper
Mt Laurel
205-981-6565
Mission: To fulfill our mission of protecting, promoting, and restoring the Coosa River, our organization has developed four core programs to engage the many people who live, work, visit and recreate on the Coosa River, its tributaries and lakes.

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Wildlife Federation – Alabama
Millbrook
334-285-4550
Mission: AWF is dynamic, citizen-based conservation organization with over 25,000 members and supporters dedicated to creating and promoting a balance between use, management and protection of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources through education, community involvement, and boots-on-the-ground assistance. To achieve that mission, we channel our efforts into three major focus areas: Conservation education, resource stewardship, hunting and angling heritage

The Climate Reality Project: Montgomery, AL Chapter
Montgomery
Mission:Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Sierra Club – Montgomery Group  
Montgomery
Mission: The Montgomery Group of the Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club sponsors educational programs, field trips and outdoor activities throughout the year. Everyone is welcome to attend these activities.

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Hurricane Creekkeeper
Tuscaloosa
205-310-3739
Mission: The mission of the Friends of Hurricane Creek is to promote the protection and rehabilitation of Hurricane Creek and its watershed. Membership consists of a diverse group of citizens with the common goal of restoring the health and integrity of the Hurricane Creek watershed. By educating citizens on the relationship between water quality and quality of life, we promote smart growth strategies and work together to hold our government agencies accountable. We advocate partnerships with other organizations and believe that we must work together to facilitate positive change. We are a Waterkeeper Alliance affiliate.

Sierra Club – West Alabama Group
Tuscaloosa
205-393-0927
Mission: We lead weekend day & overnight hikes and sponsor activities to inform Sierra Club members and the general public about local, state, and national issues.

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Tennessee Riverkeeper
Decatur
423-451-6807
Mission: The mission of Tennessee Riverkeeper is to protect the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers and their tributaries by enforcing environmental laws and educating the public. The communities of the Cumberland and Tennessee Valleys are all interconnected neighbors upstream and downstream and everyone needs clean water, whether you’re black or white, rich or poor, Republican or Democrat. We advocate for the watershed to ensure that future generations will inherit safe, clean water in their communities.

Shoals Audubon Society
256-766-5345
Florence
Mission: The Shoals Audubon Society was founded in 1984. It serves the Northwest area (Muscle Shoals area) of Alabama. Membership is encouraged for all family members as it is a great opportunity for group participation.

Little River Waterkeeper
Fort Payne
256-516-2877
Mission: Little River Waterkeeper promotes clean water and proactive environmental education throughout the community surrounding Little River.

Tennessee Valley Audubon Society
Hartselle
Mission: The Tennessee Valley Audubon Society promotes the understanding and preservation of birds, wildlife and the environment in north Alabama through education, research and outreach.

Sierra Club – North Alabama Public Group 
Huntsville
Mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives

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Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper
Banks
334-807-1365
Mission: The Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper® (CRK) mission is to protect and restore the ecological health of the Choctawhatchee River, its tributaries and the surrounding terrestrial systems that constitute the watershed. CRK and its members work to accomplish the mission independently and in cooperation with individuals, institutions, organizations and agencies using a watershed approach to guarantee clean water, healthy aquatic ecosystems, and public access to and enjoyment of the recreational and aesthetic values of the river.

Mobile Bay Audubon Society
Fairhope
Mission: To support local bird conservation efforts and to better educate our community of the importance of our local birds and the natural world. See our projects page to read about our current work.

Alabama Coastal Foundation
Mobile
251-990-6002
Mission:  To improve and protect Alabama’s coastal environment through cooperation, education, and participation.

Conservation Alabama
Mobile
205-533-6178
Mission: At Conservation Alabama, we work to ensure that decisions made by our local, state, and national elected officials protect the people and places you love. By listening to and sharing in your values and priorities, we help turn your love for Alabama and its people into laws that will protect our state’s families and communities. We also empower you with the knowledge, ability, and power to engage easily and effectively in the political process by providing summaries of state bills, tracking how elected officials voted on important issues, and providing an online action center that enables you to reach out to your elected officials about critical conservation issues.

Mobile Baykeeper
Mobile
251-433-4229
Mission: Our mission is to provide citizens a means to protect the beauty, health, and heritage of the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities.

Environmental Groups in United States

1% for the Planet...A global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together for a healthy planet. More than $175 Million dollars given back to the environment.

314 Action- 314 Action was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists who believe in science.  We are committed to electing more STEM candidates to office, advocating for evidence-based policy solutions to issues like climate change, and fighting the Trump administration's attacks on science.

350.org- 350 is building a future that's just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of climate change.

Association of Environmental Professionals...to be the interdisciplinary organization dedicated to developing the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions.

American Bird Conservancy...to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Our commitment to bird conservation remains absolute, even while some other groups shift their mission to prioritize people over wildlife. We believe unequivocally that conserving birds and their habitats benefits all other species — including people.

American Farmland Trust...to save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.

Audubon ...to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Center for Biological Diversity...At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Citizens Climate Lobby...Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Clean Water Action...To protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.

Conservation International...Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

Conservation Land Foundation..to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

Earth Hero...Our nonprofit volunteer team is focused on providing tools and ideas that empower all who want to reduce emissions and care for our shared planet.

Earth Island Institute...Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends.

Earth Justice...Earthjustice was created by a small group of attorneys with a passionate belief that the power of the law could be used to preserve the environment.

Earth Watch Institute...To engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

Earthworks... Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities.

Elders Climate Action ...to mobilize elders throughout the United States to address climate change while there is still time to protect the well-being of our grandchildren and future generations. We are dedicated to using the power of our caring, our wisdom and our numbers to push for strong policies that will reduce greenhouse gases in our atmosphere to a level consistent with life thriving on our planet.

Environment America...Through Environment America, you protect the places we love and promote core environmental values, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives.

Environmental Defense Fund...to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Environmental Working Group...to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

Forest Stewardship Council...to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.

Friends of the Earth...fights to protect our environment and create a healthy and just world.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness ... is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands.

Green America... to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Green Latinos...a national non-profit organization that convenes a broad coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States.

Greenpeace ...Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace Fund... campaign on a variety of issues, centering on the following: Stop climate change, Defend our oceans, Protect ancient forest, Say no to genetic engineering, Eliminate toxic chemicals, End the nuclear age, Encourage sustainable trade and agriculture, Demand peace and disarmament.

Interfaith Power & Light - Interfaith Power & Light inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.

International Rivers...protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. We work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.

Izaak Walton League...To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Land Trust Alliance...To save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.

League of Conservation Voters...works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, as part of the Conservation Voter Movement along our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

National Geographic Society...The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further our understanding of our planet and empower us all to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.

National Parks Conservation Association... protecting and enhancing America's National Park System for present and future generations.

National Wildlife Federation ...We believe America’s experience with cherished landscapes and wildlife has helped define and shape our national character and identity for generations. Protecting these natural resources is a cause that has long united Americans from all walks of life and political stripes. To hunters, anglers, hikers, birders, wildlife watchers, boaters, climbers, campers, cyclists, gardeners, farmers, forest stewards, and other outdoor enthusiasts, this conservation ethic represents a sacred duty and obligation to protect and build upon our conservation heritage for the sake of wildlife, ourselves, our neighbors, and—most of all—for future generations.

Natural Resource Defense Council...NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Ocean Conservancy... Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges.
Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

Polar Bears International...to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate.

Rainforest Action Network... preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns.

Rocky Mountain Institute... (RMI)’s mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

Stand.Earth...believes that protecting our planet is everyone’s business. Because of our work, environmentally responsible businesses and governments will thrive. Natural systems will be protected, and the people and wildlife that depend on them will prosper. Markets will be more transparent and ethical.

The Climate Reality Project...To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

The Nature Conservancy...to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

UN Environment Programme...to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Waterkeeper Alliance...strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development...to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable businesses more successful.

World Watch Institute...Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.

World Wildlife Fund...to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.